ONE Championship star Arjan Bhullar is lending a helping hand for the women in Billi Bhullar village in Jalandhar. Arjan has been providing sewing machines, clothes and other materials for the village so that they can make masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arjan, who has represented Canada in the Commonwealth Games, is of Indian-origin and noted that his family recently setup a facility in the village where women can gather around and socialize.
“I have been frequently visiting India since I was a child. We have built a very special place within the village for the women to gather, as they, unlike men, have nowhere to go and spend time. The women have a great time there and during the pandemic, they have been making masks with the sewing machines that I have procured for them. Today, these women are not only self-sufficient but are also helping and empowering the entire village and the neighbouring region,” he said [via The Hindu]
In one of his tweets, he also noted that the village is named in honour of his grandmother Bibi Gurmit Kaur Bhullar. Interestingly, he had also set up a local gym after the 2010 Commonwealth game and hopes that it can make a huge difference.
“We built a gym shortly after the 2010 Commonwealth Games for the youngsters. It’s connected to the local school and kids come to practice sports from the adjoining villages too. The kids have all taken on sports in a professional way and it keeps them focused. I want to make my village a model village and spread the message that anything is possible all over India when the intent is right,” he added.
As far as his MMA career goes, Arjan, who made his ONE Championship debut back in October with a win against Mauro Cerilli, is all set to lock horns with ONE Heavyweight Champion Brandon Vera soon for the title.